NBA FINALS 2019: My Little Finals Can't Be This Kawhi! | Warriors vs Raptors | OT | Started From Lebronto Now We're Here

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Crumb

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I mean, yeah, I did. I literally just said I caused it.

Anyway, I didn't whoop and holler and cheer like we won the game, but I'm not gonna lie here and say I'm perfect. I got caught up in the moment and waved along with everyone else because he was killing us and we also didn't know in that moment that it was a torn freaking achilles. No one in the crowd did watching outside. It's not like we're doctors and it's not like he pulled a George or Hayward out there. All we see is what SportsNet showed us. We're not watching ABC's feed out there. Also, he hurt himself. It's not like Ibaka chopblocked him. So we thought he reinjured his calf or did something similar to Klay. I/we thought he'd miss a game or the series and be healthy in a week or month and be good to go for FA or whatever. For all we know, he comes back like Pierce.

Once word started to slowly filter down through the crowd and online that he did possibly tear an achilles most people, including me, were honestly pretty sad about it. No one wants to see someone lose a prime year of their career over that. It sucks and I feel bad that he got pressured to play right before he hit FA.

Anyway, if you don't see a distinction there and still think I or we are monsters of the worst sort, that's fine. What's done is done. I explained my side of things. I know it's a bad look and I recognize that. But I'm honest enough to give you my view of things being there. 👍🤷‍♂️
 

msdstc

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Lmfao fine, I deserve it. Whatever. Save that energy for actual important things, brother. You are literally bullying me now.
This is a good start. Maybe stop saying I was watching on TV? You realize millions of people were watching on TV right? not to mention you posted the update "I waved" long after it was apparent he was done for the night and it was something serious.
 
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You can only get so mad at Kellerman. It’s a debate show & Stephen A is the star, so he gets first crack at which position he’s going to take. Kellerman has to come up with an opposite angle that will get people talking.

Same with Shannon & Skip, his Kawhi Leonard hate boner is mostly a work, but he keeps it up no matter how many dumb hoops he has to jump through because it gets social media traction. Kellerman & Skip are good at what they do in that sense, nobody talks about what Buster from Arrested Development thinks on that show with Cris Carter.
 

phanphare

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You can only get so mad at Kellerman. It’s a debate show & Stephen A is the star, so he gets first crack at which position he’s going to take. Kellerman has to come up with an opposite angle that will get people talking.

Same with Shannon & Skip, his Kawhi Leonard hate boner is mostly a work, but he keeps it up no matter how many dumb hoops he has to jump through because it gets social media traction. Kellerman & Skip are good at what they do in that sense, nobody talks about what Buster from Arrested Development thinks on that show with Cris Carter.
it's just the swiftness with which they all unzipped their pants at a career altering injury to get their bullshit off

like I said it was expected but it'd be a lot nicer to be able to expect the take artists to pull back when something like this happens
 
lol at the Kellerman, Stephen A and Skip Bayless hate. We're sitting here bitching about them, making them more relevant and making sure money will get stuffed into their pockets for years to come. They're manufactured heels and we're the marks. Smarter than all of us and rich because of us. Top tier trolls dropping ridiculous hot takes because that's what we crave and that's where we've decided the money is. We'll never stop lapping it up either. It's all of the bad reality tv we can't get enough of injected into the sports we love. America.
 

phanphare

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lol at the Kellerman, Stephen A and Skip Bayless hate. We're sitting here bitching about them, making them more relevant and making sure money will get stuffed into their pockets for years to come. They're manufactured heels and we're the marks. Smarter than all of us and rich because of us. Top tier trolls dropping ridiculous hot takes because that's what we crave and that's where we've decided the money is. We'll never stop lapping it up either. It's all of the bad reality tv we can't get enough of injected into the sports we love. America.
bitching about ESPN take artists on a video game message board isn't making them more relevant lmao
 
bitching about ESPN take artists on a video game message board isn't making them more relevant lmao
It really is. Same thing is happening on Twitter, Reddit and every other basketball thread/forum/chat on the internet. It's good for the wallet to be talked about. No publicity is bad publicity for their job. They get paid because so many people react and discuss these guys non-stop. Why do you think they're the ones getting paid instead of Era NBA posters? lol
 

Crumb

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when the raptors fans cheered that the man was in pain they only cheered because they thought he would be in pain for a few weeks, not a whole year
 

Brinbe

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This is a good start. Maybe stop saying I was watching on TV? You realize millions of people were watching on TV right? not to mention you posted the update "I waved" long after it was apparent he was done for the night and it was something serious.
Yes, I answered because someone asked me on here! And I'm not checking era like that watching the game, so I replied late. I was being honest that I did. I'm not a liar. I'm also not saying it was right. It sucks he got hurt at all. No fan was wishing for that.

Anyway, again, I see it was a clown move. And I deserve the mockery, for sure. Every fan that did it should feel the same. but there's limits when I already aplogozed and recognized it was a dumb move.
 
Lol! I'm not lecturing you and I already said it was wrong of me to wave or whatever. I literally readily acknowledged that. It was a mistake. A dumb one. But if y'all wanna continue on with the toxicity in here with me, that's on you.
I'm waving at you after having witnessed your feelings getting injured. *wave*


p.s. I was watching the game and from the limited camera view it looked like quite a few were wishing that.
 

msdstc

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Yes, I answered because someone asked me on here! And I'm not checking era like that watching the game, so I replied late. I was being honest that I did. I'm not a liar. I'm also not saying it was right. It sucks he got hurt at all. No fan was wishing for that.
I'm saying PLENTY of time had passed. At that point common sense takes over to know the way he was carried off and the way lowry and others reacted towards the shit tier fans cheering, something serious happened.
 

phanphare

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Their business is in getting talked about. It doesn't matter where. It all adds up.
this all just comes off like a stupid way to hand wave and deflect criticism of the biggest sports network on television and how they handle situations like this which is to immediately see dollar signs and unceremoniously unzip their pants and get to jerkin'

but yeah it's little ol' me posting in the basketball thread in the off topic section of a video game forum. never realized how much sway I had until now!
 
this all just comes off like a stupid way to hand wave and deflect criticism of the biggest sports network on television and how they handle situations like this which is to immediately see dollar signs and unceremoniously unzip their pants and get to jerkin'

but yeah it's little ol' me posting in the basketball thread in the off topic section of a video game forum. never realized how much sway I had until now!

Not at all. I say stop watching them and stop talking about them. Playing into it, genuinely or not, is what makes ESPN money. It just gets lost in the sea of hot takes and helps their business grow. Unfortunately this is what the majority of people want and I don't see it going away anytime soon.
 

phanphare

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Sources say Raptor fans cheered when Drago killed Apollo Creed.
update: turns out raptors fans were only cheering because they thought creed had suffered significant brain damage. they didn't know he had died.

Not at all. I say stop watching them and stop talking about them. Playing into it, genuinely or not, is what makes ESPN money. It just gets lost in the sea of hot takes and helps their business grow. Unfortunately this is what the majority of people want and I don't see it going away anytime soon.
I don't watch them
 

LGHT_TRSN

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Raptors fans are facing the same thing all championship teams face. When a fanbase has been in the dark for so long, it's not surprising to see some cockroaches scurry about under the spotlight.
 

msdstc

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Yeah in hindsight , you're totally right.



Nah, no one was cheering knowing he tore an achilles. You can think that, but that's not true on my part.
I don't think you thought that. I think you thought "hey my team is gonna win! I don't care if this player is significantly hurt or not."

edit- Do you not realize you're still defending the actions of yourself and the raptors fanbase? Do you honestly not see that?
 

Smurf

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Yes, I answered because someone asked me on here! And I'm not checking era like that watching the game, so I replied late. I was being honest that I did. I'm not a liar. I'm also not saying it was right. It sucks he got hurt at all. No fan was wishing for that.

Anyway, again, I see it was a clown move. And I deserve the mockery, for sure. Every fan that did it should feel the same. but there's limits when I already aplogozed and recognized it was a dumb move.
maybe, if you just said "I'm sorry, I fucked up. That was wrong of me and I'll try to do better next time" without following that with paragraphs of text giving excuses for your actions and then trying to get cute with the people that called you out, maybe then, people would be more sympathetic.
 

kylecoley182

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Yes, I answered because someone asked me on here! And I'm not checking era like that watching the game, so I replied late. I was being honest that I did. I'm not a liar. I'm also not saying it was right. It sucks he got hurt at all. No fan was wishing for that.

Anyway, again, I see it was a clown move. And I deserve the mockery, for sure. Every fan that did it should feel the same. but there's limits when I already aplogozed and recognized it was a dumb move.
Was the movie holes based on your life
 

Brinbe

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I don't think you thought that. I think you thought "hey my team is gonna win! I don't care if this player is significantly hurt or not."
For sure. It was the jawing with Fred, the great first half he had and the idea that his hubris in playing injured did him in. But if he pulled a Paul George or Hayward, no one would cheer or anything like that.
 

Brinbe

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I don't think you thought that. I think you thought "hey my team is gonna win! I don't care if this player is significantly hurt or not."

edit- Do you not realize you're still defending the actions of yourself and the raptors fanbase? Do you honestly not see that?
Not at all. It was wrong. And I see that. It was and is dumb. I'm answering why I did it and I'm being honest. Same as any Eagle fan that cheered Irvin getting hurt or anything like that. It's stupid.

I don't think I'm digging any holes here, because I'm just being truthful.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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ESPN analysts right now are such jokes.

Has anyone seen Damon Jones and Ryan Hollins as NBA analysts? I mean wow they are bad.
Stephen A Smith is basically a character at this point who gets emotional about everything and anything.

Tim Legler is like the only good analyst they have.

I thought ESPN was losing viewers shit like this isn't helping.
 
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